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During the Depression, the federal government employed writers in the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to compile the first comprehensive guidebooks to the United States, the American Guide Series. Guides were published for the 48 states, Alaska, and countless cities. This category is for waymarking places referred to in the series.
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American Guide SeriesIndian Mills, NJ

in American Guide Series

Today, this part of N.J is known as Vincentown (unincorporated), part of Shamong Twp. The Indian Mills historical society has marked 30 locations of historical import to transmit the cultural heritage of this small community to today's modern town.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/14/2010

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesAtsion, NJ

in American Guide Series

Atsion was once a thriving iron community. Atsion also had life as a "planned community", and as the "Atsion Farm" of Joseph Wharton. Reminders of Atsion’s past are visible on the east side of US 206.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/21/2008

last visited: 4/29/2009

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American Guide SeriesAtsion General Store - Shamong Twp., NJ

in American Guide Series

Located on Route 206 in Shamong Twp, NJ, this ranger station is responsible for Wharton Forest. The building was originally part of the town of Atsion and served as a general store (built in 1827) until its rehab.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/25/2008

last visited: 11/13/2010

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American Guide SeriesSamuel Richards Mansion - Atsion (Shamong Twp.), NJ

in American Guide Series

Built in 1826 by Samuel Richards, then owner of the Atsion Village iron works, is a fine example of rural Greek Revival architecture. The mansion sits in the historic village of Atsion, off Route 206 in Shamong Township (Atsion).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/25/2008

last visited: 11/13/2010

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American Guide SeriesAtsion Lake - Atsion (Shamong Twp.), NJ

in American Guide Series

Lake Atsion is a lake in Wharton State Forest in the Pine Barrens, in Burlington County, NJ. The lake is part of the Mullica River. The lake offers boating, hiking, fishing, swimming and camping facilities, and cross-country skiing in the Winter.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/25/2008

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesA Dam at the Highway - Atsion (Shamong Twp.), NJ

in American Guide Series

Atsion dam & lake are on the Mullica River in Burlington County, New Jersey and used for recreation purposes. It has been been there since 1930. Its normal surface area is 85 acres. It is owned by NJDOT.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/24/2008

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesTabernacle, New Jersey

in American Guide Series

The center of town is where everything happens and is decided for this charming, "old school" town. As typical of town centers, you will find the school, church, cemetery, town hall, and other important particulars.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/18/2008

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesIndian Ann - Indian Mills, NJ

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Indian Ann, the last of the great Delaware (Lenni Lenape) tribe to live in new Jersey, resided here until her death in 1894, at the age of ninety.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 1/17/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCarranza Monument - Tabernacle, NJ

in American Guide Series

The "Lindbergh of Mexico, " Emilio Carranza Rodriguez, will forever be bound to a patch of forest in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. He crashed here in July 12, 1928 and this memorial remembers his spirit and heroism as the Mexican father of flight.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/18/2008

last visited: 4/30/2016

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American Guide SeriesChesilhurst, NJ

in American Guide Series

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Chesilhurst as the worst town to live in in its 2008 rankings of "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey. It was incorporated in November of 1887 and has about 2000 people, a church or two and a gas station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/11/2009

last visited: 3/20/2010

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American Guide SeriesBerlin, NJ

in American Guide Series

There are many stories of how Berlin, New Jersey, got its name. The posted coordinates are for a historical marker which tries to tell the story. The following excerpt from our NJ Guide series gives a different explanation. Read on.....

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/14/2008

last visited: 8/8/2009

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American Guide SeriesChatsworth, NJ

in American Guide Series

Chatsworth was a booming iron producing town in the late 1700s, producing cannon balls for the Revolutionary War. In the 1800s, cranberries were a major product. And in the late 1800s, Chatsworth was a resort destination for the rich.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 1/17/2009

last visited: 3/7/2009

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American Guide SeriesLebanon State Forest - New Jersey

in American Guide Series

Located near Four Mile Circle (Routes 70 and 72), Lebabnon State Forest has recently changed its name to Brendan Byrne State Forest.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/11/2009

last visited: 10/21/2018

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American Guide SeriesBatsto, NJ

in American Guide Series

Batsto Village is a NJ Historic site located in Wharton State Forest in the south central Pine Barrens, and a part of the Pinelands National Reserve. It is listed on the NJ & National Register of Historic Places, and is administered by the NJDEP.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/22/2008

last visited: 8/30/2010

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American Guide SeriesThe Relief Fire Company House - Mount Holly, NJ

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Founded in 1752, The Relief Fire Co. is the oldest active volunteer company in the nation. The original fire house built 143 years earlier is on the premises and acts as a museum, hosting fire equipment.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/2/2010

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Mill Street Hotel (Three Tuns Tavern) - Mt. Holly, NJ

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Located @ the intersection of Mill & Pine Streets, the Mill Street Tavern (also known as) is the oldest standing building in town. It has been a tavern & hotel since it opened in 1723. Be careful though, it's haunted!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/6/2013

last visited: 10/26/2013

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American Guide SeriesThe Brainerd School - Mount Holly, NJ

in American Guide Series

Built in 1759, the Old Schoolhouse is recognized as the oldest surviving one-room schoolhouse in the state of New Jersey on its original foundation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/28/2010

last visited: 11/11/2013

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American Guide SeriesMount Holly, NJ

in American Guide Series

A town of contrasts, parts are rural and unoccupied, while other parts, the fun parts, are old, historic 'Main Street' roads with an eclectic array of shops in well-preserved 18th-19th century buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/25/2010

last visited: 11/11/2013

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American Guide SeriesThe Friends Meeting House - Mt. Holly, NJ

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Mt. Holly Friends history dates back to 1682, being one of the founding congregations of the Yearly Meeting of Friends of the Delaware then Phila. Yearly Meeting. This old building, typical of Quaker construction, still serves its original purpose.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/25/2009

last visited: 12/19/2012

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American Guide SeriesBurlington County Courthouse - Mount Holly, NJ

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This old court House was built in 1796 and modeled after Congress Hall in Phila. It was used full-time until 1959 when a new County office building was opened which included court facilities. The courthouse continues to handle judicial proceedings.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/28/2010

last visited: 11/11/2013

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American Guide SeriesSurrogate's Office and Administration Building - Mt. Holly, NJ

in American Guide Series

This is one of the smallest government buildings you might ever find. The building is a single room structure painted to resemble the historic 18th century courthouse to the left of it.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/2/2012

last visited: 11/11/2013

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American Guide SeriesThe Friends School - Moorestown, NJ

in American Guide Series

This site is as important today as it was the day the author wrote about it in the American Guide Series. It serves as the hub of town and a reminder of the Quaker influence which founded and sustained this town over the last two hundred years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/2/2008

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Meeting House - Moorestown, NJ

in American Guide Series

There are actually two meeting houses on this Quaker school property, both of which are referred to in the Guide Series. The Meeting House from 1802 is still in operation but the one from 1897 is now defunct and serves as a school building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/3/2008

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Smith Mansion - Moorestown, NJ

in American Guide Series

This gorgeous mansion sits atop a hill. Currently it serves as the home for the Historical Society of Moorestown. It was built in 1738 with an addition built in 1766. There was a 160 acre farm which hosted Lafayette during the Revolution.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/3/2008

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLawnside, NJ

in American Guide Series

Lawnside is a Borough in Camden County, NJ, United States. As of the US 2000 Census, the population was 2,692. The land that became Lawnside was purchased by Abolitionists for freed and escaped slaves, as well as other African Americans in 1840.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/18/2008

last visited: never

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